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5 dishes we love from local businesses featuring fresh strawberries

Strawberries at Market at Pepper Place 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Fresh strawberries at the Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo via Market at Pepper Place

You know it’s officially springtime when the weather starts warming up, flowers start blooming and the pollen starts attacking. One of the best things about spring is that some of my favorite fruits come back in season.

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More places offering COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Birmingham area

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Parker High School employees got vaccinated in preparation for opening as a mass vaccination site. Photo via UAB News

The number of places and opportunities to get a COVID-19 shot are growing dramatically in Birmingham. Here is a rundown of newly announced locations offering vaccines we learned about just this week.

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On display now: Travel the world in an unusual way during the Birmingham Museum of Art’s latest exhibition

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Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation is on display now at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Since the beginning of civilization, transportation has been the center of everything. It affects how we work, socialize and live our everyday lives. Tour 70 objects from Birmingham Museum of Art’s (BMA) permanent collection in Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation to discover the necessity and joy of travel throughout different centuries and cultures.

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Your weekend event guide in Birmingham, April 16-18, including Mutt Strut

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Get ready, it’s time for Mutt Strut on Saturday, April 17. Photo via Hand in Paw’s Facebook

Happenings are beginning to happen again around Birmingham. From Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut to a Montevallo Arts Fest and a new play at Virginia Samford Theatre, here’s your weekend guide for April 16-18.

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35 new home listings including a 5 bedroom in Birmingham, April 16-18

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 35 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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2 INNISBROOK LANE BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)


2 INNISBROOK LANE
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/2 half baths
$1195000
For more info, contact Emily Wood at 205-907-6604 or email ewood@realtysouth.com


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Gov. Ivey, park supporters launch movement to improve Alabama State Parks

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Governor Kay Ivey at Oak Mountain State Park, April 15, 2021. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, supporters of the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park on Thursday, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into much-needed park improvements.

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Spring into the season with these 7 local garden shops [Photos]

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We’re blooming with great vibes, thanks to our new plants from Sweet Peas Garden Shop! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Calling all lovers of plants! Spring is here and the plants are in bloom, and there’s no better time than now to head out to one of Birmingham’s stellar garden shops to get everything you need for your personal garden. We picked out 7 local garden shops that can help you exercise your green thumb this Spring!

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NEW OPENING: Ferus Artisan Ales is coming to the old Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale

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Cheers to Birmingham’s newest brewery! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s time to add another spot to your Birmingham brewery bucket list: Ferus Artisan Ales is adding a new location to Avondale. We caught up with Ferus to find out what to expect in their new location in the old Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale.

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Are you ready for some football? Magic City Classic, A-Day games on Sat. April 17

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2019 Magic City Classic. Alabama A&M University Marching Band spelling out Cup Cake in memory of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Looking for a football fix? This Saturday, April 17th, football fans hit the trifecta with three springtime games including the annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola and the Alabama and Auburn A-Day games. Here are the details.

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6 early concept-stage startups compete for $25K at Alabama Launchpad

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The team from Field Culture Compost, a past winner of Alabama Launchpad. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

On April 1st, we took a look at five of the Seed-Stage Startups competing in Alabama Launchpad on May 13th. But that was just seed! We also spoke to the six concept-stage startups who are gearing up for their big day on May 12th. Here’s what we learned.

Alabama Launchpad will air the Concept-Stage Virtual Finale on May 12th, so follow Alabama Launchpad on social media to stay up-to-date with all the details. To get a sneak peek at what’s happening behind the scenes, follow Alabama Launchpad on Instagram!

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Dos Hermanos is one of America’s top 25 taco trucks, according to Far & Wide

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Dos Hermanos Jeffrey Guzman. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Is it about time to make lunch plans? Far & Wide, a well-known national travel digital publication, named a Birmingham favorite in a post titled “America’s Top 25 Taco Trucks Will Make You Hungry.” Want to know which Birmingham food truck won the title?

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5 ways you’ll fall in love with springtime in Oxford, MS, Apr. 22-May 26

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I’ll drink to that. Photo via Visit Oxford MS

Now that Spring has sprung, our neighbors in Oxford, Mississippi are ready to welcome visitors with open arms and a host of events. Pop-Up Oxford Spring Edition, is taking place from April 22 to May 16. Check out Visit Oxford MS’s website to start planning your trip now.

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Birmingham turns 150 this year. Here are 5 of its oldest stores you should know

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Birmingham’s historic and iconic Redmont Hotel. Photo via Bham Now.

Founded in 1871, the City of Birmingham celebrates its 150th birthday this year. In honor of that historic milestone, check out seven of the city’s oldest stores, including one that was founded before the city itself.

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